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Alcantara Gorge

Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
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Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
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  • Average13%
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“nice view” (6 reviews)
Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens above the gorge need urgent renovation. They are clean but are not maintained in good shape since many years. The gorge itself is not really spectacular unless you go rafting in the river.All together rather disapointing, and not cheap. Not comparable to gorges...More

Thank Dany T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was only about 10 miles from our hotel in giardini naxos.we took the route ss185. There is a huge car park and you pay an entrance fee of 13e or 11e for concessions.well worth it. We spent the day there. The gardens are not...More

Thank Lindahollins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a hot summer day, due to car rental difficulties a bit later than we preferred, at noon. We parked the car a little bit up the road that goes right next to the 2 entrances, in a small dirt road. We paid...More

2  Thank dio18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried to PARK my car but the man with the Yellow cap at the P arking began following me for the illicit parking fee. Since I live in the outskirts, and drove here 1 month ago, I decided to park my car outside. Would...More

1  Thank theresadelblues
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we paid 10E to use the elevator, to get down to the Gorge - There are lovely views from the top part of the park before descending - NOTE - there are still about 30 stairs after the elevator reaches the Gorge. Beautiful nature, we...More

Thank lannie62
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The landscape here is wonderful, a deep gorge with fast flowing clear water, fascinating geology and scenery. It has been landscaped and paths made to encourage visitors with information boards and viewpoints ar intervals, as well as provision of a useful map. However, it just...More

1  Thank ScotlandEartha
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited the Alcantara Gorge as part of a tour with Etna Tribe. We entered the gorge via a number of steps for €1.50. Yes, the gorge is beautiful and if we hadn’t just come from Alcantara River near Francavilla, the gorge may have received...More

4  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Alcantara river made beautiful gorge in the lava layer. The water has cold, but in the summer it is very fine to drop yourself with the river flow and enjoying the walls..

1  Thank DanielLjubljana
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Although the water was freezing, the place is so heavenly it is like you are in another world! Definitely a place to visit while in Sicily!

1  Thank Roxanne96
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The gorge was fantastic. Wear shorts and take a towel and beach shoes. Once you are down there you will want to paddle in the water and go in quite deep to see the stunning formations. Following Google Maps and brown signs we easily found...More

7  Thank LimpetScotland
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